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    Frenchy building barina SB meepmeep style

    Hey guys,

    I have been living in Perth since 4 years and I love WA. I come from France where I had a Corsa B (barina SB) with Astra F C16SE engine swaped, I bought it like this without knowing it was a banger ! And felt in love with it.

    Since I am in WA I own a little white Barina SB city that I could source from a very nice old lady that had been offered a new car by her children. At the time the car had 68 000Km and been sleeping under a shed since her first day.

    I had great adventure through this whole time with my car. 6 month ago, I decided that this car would be the base for a project, building a Barina SB to enjoy trackdays and eventually more if it works. My eager to learn and my love for cars and mechanic would eventually grow and give me all the potential to achieve it.

    The build has already started 6 months ago and I posted the feed on french Opel forums. However, I realise it's a bit stupid not to extend it to where I live in reality and I would love to repost it all here and translate all the work I have been producing with all the pictures.

    In shorts line this is few of the objectives for now. As I just came from full time employment to student the project might drastically slow down but there is still a lot to come soon.

    So 1st Stage that I would like to achieve in 2019

    Base is C12NZ to Z18XE
    -Rust, dents, paint (done)
    -Remove useless stuff and move battery to the rear (50pc)
    -Rear disc brake conversion from Barina XC (done)
    -Front brake conversion from Calibra 4x4 Turbo (done)
    -Poly bushes 95A (done)
    -Front and Read braided brake hoses (waiting for parts)
    -Front and read anti roll bar (waiting for parts)
    -Coil overs (done)
    -Brake lines pattern from X to parallel with proportioning valve for rear (avoid wheel block) (to be done)
    -Full engine rebuild Z18xe from astra AH (ongoing)
    -Swap z18xe stock with astra TS ECU (to be done)
    -Shortshift (original Gearbox F13 no money for differential for now) (to be done)
    -Flat 2.9kg flywheel from C16SE and C16SE clutch (to be done)
    -4to1 shorties exhaust manifold (to be done)
    -Bucket sit (don t have yet)
    -Harness (don t have yet)
    -strut bar front rear (don t have yet)
    -licence and a helmet and go VROOMVROOM (don t have yet)

    Plenty of details not mentioned that goes along with the build that you will discover through the thread.

    I am self learning from forums, youtube and I really like feedback in order to get more knowledge and other points of views. I drop the last pictures taken from the car driven for the first time since 6 months today, the C12NZ is still in the car operational.

    I just discovered this forum and I can see some people followed the same path and I am thrilling by finishing reading sskustomz post right now hehe

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    Unreal, should be alot of fun!
    '17 Astra RS-V

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Great looking car you got. Will be following your built eagerly Click here to enlarge
    2013 Astra sport 1.6T, asteroid grey, AFL+ adaptive bi-xenon headlights, FlexRide adaptive chassis control, 19" wheels, group buy door sill plates, carbon tint, de-lettered, smoked side indicators, Mtech short shifter, GM pedal covers, EDS Motorsport ipf stage 1
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    Welcome to OA
    04 Astra Sri - Silver - Full red leather interior - mk4 888 wheels - Star light roof lining - lowered - ice - exhaust - vxr brakes - quite a few other things.
    my ride - no longer faster than qlds sri-t's
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    Thankyou! It has gotten a little sidetracked but is still ongoing! Welcome to the forum!


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    Thanks a lot ! I will start translating this week end Click here to enlarge

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    Welcome. Seems like the build is coming along nicely. I have a friend here in Adelaide who has turned his Corsa B/Barina SB into a track car, complete with Z18XE swap and plenty of other trick bits. Has changed a bit since I took these pictures in late 2017 though.

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    Jeez it’s hard getting into the seat though! I have the same problem!


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sskustomz Click here to enlarge
    Jeez it’s hard getting into the seat though! I have the same problem!


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    If you happen to see what Jamie looked like, you'd know he'd have no problem getting in that seat. Short and skinny as a rake. Probably also helps having a detachable steering wheel too.
    2001 Opel Corsa C SRi: Z20LET EDS stage 3.5 173.9kW @ the wheels Build thread and here on FB: http://www.facebook.com/corsasriz20let
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    Wow what a reaper, would love to have more details about his build ! The exact day I will hit the track with my car gonna be the best day of my life lol, I am not quite there yet tho Click here to enlarge

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